December 2 | Sir Mutha Concert Hall
Resonating sounds from her latest album, Land of Gold, Anoushka Shankar starts her latest tour in the country with her much-awaited performance in the city today. The daughter of the late Pandit Ravi Shankar, Anoushka will try to bring our attention, through her music, to the ongoing refugee crisis in the world.
Today, 7.30 pm onwards, at Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall. Tickets from Rs 1,000 onwards on eventjini.com
LOL tune in
December 4 | Sir Mutha Concert Hall
On their biggest tour yet, EIC-All Stars comes calling with two of their biggest shows, EIC Vs Bollywood and EIC Outrage Live. Seven comics come together on stage for one night in this event, and will talk about topics varying from the biggest flops in Bollywood to the politics of demonetisation.
Eat, entrée, love
December 5 | ITC Grand Chola
Cafe Mercara at ITC Grand Chola presents an all new menu starting today. Featuring dishes fit for the health-conscious,
the menu has lots of juices, drumstick soup, burrata, and more.
Rs 2,000 approx per head.
The spoken word
December 7 | Prakriti Foundation
Opening up space for teenagers to recite original poems, Alliance Française de Madras and Poetry with Prakriti presents a poetry slam contest. The contest aims at allowing people to find their voice and engage with social issues. Writer and commentator, Renuka Narayanan and poet activist, Chandramohan will be among the judges on the panel.
At the movies
December 2 | SPI Cinemas
After a fall-out between director Sujoy Ghosh and co-producers in 2013, Kahaani 2 will finally hit screens today. Reprising her role as Vidhya Sinha, Vidya Balan stars alongside Arjun Rampal in this mystery flick. Rampal plays Inspector Inderjeet Singh who stumbles upon an old case involving a wanted criminal during an ongoing investigation. Clinton Cerejo helms the music composition.
December 3 | Sivagami Pethachi Hall
Ushering in the season of music, Margazhi, the Brahma Gana Sabha December Music fest will open with Mangala Isai songs. Watch out for a violin duet by Manjunath and Nagaraj, a mridangam performance by Umayalpuram Sivaraman, a ghatam solo by Karthick and book launch of a title named Sarigama Patha Nee. 4 pm onwards, tomorrow.
Tour de India
December 6 | Kashmir
Be part of the mega cycling event from Jammu and Kashmir to Kanyakumari to fund community development projects. Start your ride with a team of 20 from Kashmir, who will be covering 4,500 kilometres, and then join 10,000 other participants spread across states along the route upto Kanyakumari. Organised by city-based Track and Trails. Rs 500 onwards.
December 8 | Alliance Française
Chennai Rainbow Film Festival looks to provide a platform for the works of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer filmmakers. The theme of the festival explores issues and situations involving the LGBTQ community. Short films, feature films, documentaries, music shows, talk shows and a fashion show will feature in this event. December 7-11. Entry free.
December 7 | UEFA
German domestic champions, Bayern Munich, will face an uphill task when they face Spain’s Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their group stage encounter. Can the likes of Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski find chinks in the armour of Diego Simone’s side or will the visiting team manage to add on to their 1-0 lead and top the group?
The following day, Real Madrid faces Borussia Dortmund. 1.15 am. Details: uefa.com